Excellence in scholarship is its own reward, but the MacEwan community takes great pride in acknowledging our scholars with the annual Dr. Sherrill Brown Distinguished Research Award.

Past recipients

Award namesake

For 20 years, Dr. Sherrill J. Brown taught in the Early Learning and Child Care program at MacEwan University. As well as bringing her passion for children and education to her students, she worked in the community, supporting young children and their families across the province. She was instrumental in developing Alberta’s accreditation model for child care in 2005.

From 2006 to 2009, as MacEwan’s Research Officer, Sherrill supported faculty across all programs in their research efforts. Her own research focused on the early childhood community. She was particularly interested in the connection between play and learning and literacy, the role of empathy in children’s development and developing a cross-disciplinary model for play.

The inaugural Sherrill Brown Distinguished Research Award was presented in 2015.